Fred Gorbet Appointed Officer of the Order of Canada
VANCOUVERFred Gorbet, chair of NERC’s Board of Trustees, was recently appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada. Gorbet was appointed as a member of the Order in 2000. The Order is one of Canada’s highest civilian honors. Gorbet was elected to the Board in February 2006 and was elected chair in February 2013. Gorbet previously served as vice-chair and chair-elect.
Gorbet has extensive experience in public policy advice and formulation, particularly with regard to financial institutions and energy policy. During a 25-year career in the Canadian public service, he served as senior policy adviser to the Department of Energy, Director of Policy for the International Energy Agency in Paris, Associate Secretary to the Cabinet for Strategic Policy and Deputy Minister of Finance.
Gorbet has a bachelor’s degree from York University and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Duke University. He is a member of the Advisory Council to the Dean of the Schulich School of Business and an Honorary Governor of York University.
Posted On: 08/14/2014